Each week, PeakCare publishes a ‘Thumbs Up’ and/or a ‘Thumbs Down’ about matters that have come to our attention and draw either our commendation or condemnation. If there are matters that you think are worthy of one or other of these acknowledgements, email email@example.com and we will consider publishing them.
Thumbs Up to the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) for renewing its push to raise the Newstart allowance by as much as $95 a week. As recently asked by ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie, “Could you survive on $489.90 a fortnight?” That’s what a single adult on Newstart receives. Click here to find out how you can support the Raise the Rate Campaign.